These are trying times for everyone.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed all of our lives.
Many of us are working largely from home, including me.
We’re the lucky ones, because we have work.
Millions of Canadians aren’t so fortunate. Some have been laid off. Others had to close their businesses due to the pandemic. Still others might not have had a job before this all hit and have little hope of getting one now.
There are a variety of government programs being made available to ease the pain. Millions of people are taking advantage of them.
I’d like to know how you’re coping during this COVID crisis. What’s your work situation?
Are you largely staying home? What are you doing to fill your day?
Have you applied for any government assistance? Was it easy enough to apply or did you have issues? I’d love to hear about the good and the not-so good.
As a federal Member of Parliament my main priority these days is working with my staff to help any constituents when they have problems with federal assistance. If you’ve had issues that we might be able to help with, please contact my office at (780) 495-3261 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please follow all the health guidelines we’re told about and stay safe.
All the best, from my family to yours.
One of Canada’s greatest strengths is our democracy.
From sea-to-sea-to-sea Members of Parliament are hearing the concerns of their constituents and advocating on their behalf.
This way every Canadian has a direct link to the highest offices in the country.
Yet, the government has attempted to skirt our Parliamentary traditions.
They first attempted a massive power grab that would have given them unlimited powers to spend and raise taxes without Parliamentary approval for nearly two years.
Now the government is trying to silence Parliamentary scrutiny.
Parliament’s duty is to keep the government accountable to Canadians by asking tough questions and demanding the best results for Canadians.
It’ll take a Team Canada approach to conquer COVID-19. Being part of an effective team means having all your players in the game.
That’s why Parliament needs to return.
More than three weeks after promising help was only “hours” away, the government has finally announced an aid package for the energy industry struggling because of COVID-19.
The government’s plan will include funding to clean up orphaned oil wells and create new credit support for energy businesses, something we Conservatives have been calling for.
This is a positive first step but there are still many unanswered questions.
More clearly needs to be done to support the thousands of hard working energy workers who power our country.
Alberta Public Health can also be reached by phone at 811.
There are programs available to help you and your family.
Remember: the way the government set up CERB you need to reapply every 4 weeks.
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I’m always eager to hear from you. Do you have beefs? Bouquets? Suggestions?
Drop me a note at my e-mail address.
Please note our local Edmonton constituency office is currently still open to serve you but it’s by appointment only. We simply ask that you call ahead to book an appointment.
Call or e-mail us and we’ll be happy to serve you.
Thanks so much. Stay healthy!
Mail (postage free):
Kerry Diotte, MP
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6